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American Scene: Widow of teacher slain in Yemen felt no threat
HARRISBURG — The widow of a teacher from central Pennsylvania who was killed in Yemen two weeks ago says the family knew the risks of living there but never felt threatened.
Joel Shrum, 29, of Mount Joy was gunned down March 18 in the central city of Taiz, where he had been studying Arabic and teaching English. The Yemen branch of al Qaeda claimed responsibility, saying he had been trying to spread Christianity in the mainly Muslim Arab nation.
She remembered her husband as “a wonderful, devoted husband” who was “an amazing father” to their two young boys.
Memorial service remembers victims of fire
ST. ALBANS — Hundreds have turned out for a memorial service to remember six of the nine victims of a deadly West Virginia house fire last weekend.
The crowd gathered Saturday at Maranatha Fellowship Church to remember 26-year-old Alisha Carter-Camp and her three children, ages 3 to 8, along with two of Carter-Camp’s nephews, ages 3 and 18 months.
The Rev. Darren Powell told mourners “anytime that someone loses their life in a tragedy such as this, it is very heavy. But then when you multiply that by six different people, it’s even heavier than usual.”
Seven children and two adults died in the early-morning fire in Charleston, about 11 miles east of the church. The blaze tore through the two-story home hours after the last guest had left Ms. Carter-Camp’s 26th birthday party. She had rented the home.
The cause remains under investigation.
Groups work to save aging trail-marking trees
DALLAS — The pecan tree, more than 300 years old, stands out from the others in a forested area of Dallas, a 25-foot segment of its trunk slightly bowed and running almost parallel to the ground before jutting high up into the sky.
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